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karzai said he would not sign it until after elections next year. >> protesters in ukraine returned to the streets in force. the president met with russian president vladimir putin. the meeting sparked fears an economic deal may be reached and russia, furthering the distance with the european union. >> there are reports that the ukrainian leader viktor ych signed a deal with russia securing, according to reports, $17 billion worth of aid. you -- ukraine, of course, needs the money to pay its creditors. the country's reserves are running live. it's in dire economic circumstances. these reports about the deal with russia are unconfirmed. of course they spread more anger amongst the demonstrators here in independent square in central kiev because, of course, they want ukraine to go towards the european union and it was failure to sign a deal with the e.u. that prompted all the protests. and on sunday they are planning the big one. they want to repeat the kind of successful mobilisation that they had last weekend here, and they desperately need to keep this momentum going, because they
peace prize in 1993. the following year in the first mixed race election in south africa's history, nelson mandela was elected president. >> today is the day like no other before it. >> reporter: we were the first to interview him on that first morning as president-elect. mandela tempered south africa's joy when he said healing his country would take time. >> it cannot be done overnight. it will take one year, two years, even as much as five years. >> reporter: from enemy of the state to head of state, nelson mandela's walk to freedom became a journey shared by his entire nation. >> i have never been so excited and hopeful in my life in south africa as i am now. >> reporter: years later nelson mandela paid a return visit to his former prison cell. this time accompanied by president bill clinton, who later presented him with a congressional gold medal. mandela stepped down as president in 1999, but he lived long enough to see america swear in its own first black president, and he was paid a visit many south africa by first lady michelle obama who brought along her daughters. nelson
this old business. all fluff and elected government the chosen government giving pollock to an unelected come home so that's ever happened anywhere in the one i can think of an instance where that has happened and he knows that some acts in this position what would be an acceptable compromise for walks is engaged. well we're waiting to say but don't quite right to be what she said is demanding is unconstitutional he wants the government to be sold in the king to step in and appoint a new prime minister now this is the ideal elected government that he once it disbanded and replaced with the people's council that would be a suspension of democracy but he wants this because the current government's i caught the baking in the polls they're just too popular with the common know but it is not the anti government protests is that you want to share the power that the middle classes that the elite that the educated section. but that being frozen out they killed when an election which is why they're staging these protests. now as you set out to daddy truce has been declared said that thailand can
with my wife in westminster hall when he addressed both houses of our parliament as the democratically-elected president of all south africans. and i know i speak on behalf of the people in my constituency, holborn and st. pancras because they have a very special relationship with the anti-apartheid movement. the movement was founded at a meeting of about 60 people in the holborn halls in the summer of 959. 1959. its first leaflets were distributed a fortnight later outside camden town tube station. and its headquarters were always located in our area. it always had our support. so local people were particularly delighted when mr. mandela came to camden town in july 2003 to unveil a blue plaque this memory of ruth first who was murdered by the south african secret police and joe slovo who was a member of president mandela's first cabinet, and i'm delighted to see here observing us today his daughter, gillian. over many years committed people be in britain campaigned against apartheid, against the trials of the leaders of the african national congress and against the imprisonment that followed.
these folks voted in local elections. that doesn't matter. because the governor came in with the strength of the state legislator and said, you know what, we're going to erase your vote. so actually, the last election these people were participating in, it was kind of a conditional thing. you know, if the numbers didn't work out, we're not going to give a damn how you voted. that's basically what has unfolded here. emergency city manager, kevin orr, will now take complete control of detroit. earlier today, the mayor, dave bing, said that it's a sad day for workers in detroit and the city. >> it's very, very important, i think, that we respect the fact that the emergency manager has the key to the city at this point in time. i know there are a lot of people that are upset, that are concerned about their futures. but we are now starting from square one. it's a process that i think we need to take a lot of care, because there's going to be pain for a lot of different people. but in the long run, i think the future of the city will be bright. >> i offer to you tonight, this is unnecessary pai
is a political savior. the new civilian elected president -- to actually hold hands with the judiciary in this way and take on the military. so, for people who are supporters of human rights and democracy, this is a huge stop -- step forward for mali but for s, ifmalley ands -- malian this is a change in mali, what is he doing behind bars? obama. president barack now is fighting back on health care. he is trying to rally support for his signature health care law after the messy launch of his website. his approval ratings have plummeted since the botched rollout of the affordable care act. the legislation, also known as obamacare, is trying to provide health care for the 15% of the americans without health insurance. claim they have already benefited from obamacare. plaguedwebsite launch by technical problems, on tuesday the american president was at pains to give his affordable care act a clean bill of health. >> noun the website -- now the website is working for the vast majority. we want to ensure folks folks -- folks focus on what is at stake here, which is the capacity for you or y
in 1993p. the following year in the first mixed race election in south africa's history nelson mandela was elected president. >> today is a day like no other before it. >> reporter: we were the first to interview him on that first morning as president elect. mandela tempered south africa's joy when he said healing his country would take time. >> it cannot be done overnight. it is going to take a year, two years, even as much as five years. so help me god. >> reporter: from enemy of the state to head of state, nelson mandela's walk to freedom became a journey shared by his entire nation. >> i have never been so excited and hopeful in my life in south africa as i am now. >> reporter: years later, nelson mandela paid a return visit to his former prison cell, this time accompanied by president bill clinton, who later presented him with the congressional gold medal. mandela stepped down as president in 1999, but he lived long enough to see the united states elect its own black president. >> so help me god. >> reporter: and in 2011 he was paid a visit in south africa by first lady michelle o
of nervous house democrats facing re-election next year. joining me now for our daily fix, chris cillizza, and nbc white house correspondent peter alexander. take it away, you guys. let's talk about what the president is trying to do. peter, you first. >> andrea, between your voice, my leaf blower, and what chris has, this could be an interesting next couple minutes. we're going to do our best to get through it. you heard the focus speaking a short time ago. the focus of his remarks less specific to health care than they were to economic opportunities for all americans right now. the white house and this president believes there's a connection between health care security and between economic security as well for americans. a short time from now, about an hour from now, the president is going to be hosting a youth summit event taking place here at the white house. he's going to make remarks specific to the impact on young americans and the affordable care act. the point that white house aides have repeated before, about 6 in 10 americans who sign up will be able to get health care for les
-called red shirts, a political movement that helped bring the government to power in an election, and is vowing to keep it there. >> translator: the government that comes from the majority will survive. >> reporter: the prime minister's party easily won the last election on the back of support in areas like this. her brother, the former prime minister, built his power base here through populous policies that favored the poor. he lives in self imposed exile following the coup that forced him from office. this current political crisis was sparked by the government's push for an amnesty bill which could have paved the way for his return. this man leads one of the red shirt factions. he runs a community radio station which makes no claim to being politically independent. he says the people are still angry about what happened to the prime minister, and they will invade bangkok in big numbers if they do the same to his sister. >> translator: you will see a riot. >> reporter: even the stanchest supporters acknowledge he wasn't perfect, but they say he did things for him that no other pr
town hall meetings for the midterm elections in 2010. and so you allow people to organize and get these groups out there, that were there to just obstruct. what you need to do is do small group meetings. start with your base, start with women's organizations and use your best weapon. michelle obama. >> i love that. stick with me, because we'll have robert gibbs when we come back, and i want to ask about who would be the effective surrogates here. i love the idea of first lady obama out there sort of selling this law, but i wonder if there are some real challenges in making that happen. stick with us, we are bringing robert gibbs into the discussion next. when it's donut friday at the office, i use my citi thankyou card to get 2x the points at the coffee shop. which will help me get to a beach in miami and they'll be stuck at the cube farm. the citi thankyou preferred card. now earn 2x the points dining out, with no annual fee. go to citi.com/thankyoucards she pretty much lives in her favorite princess dress. and she's not exactly tidy. even if she gets a stain she'll wear it for a
thrilling presidential elections. it was unclear whether the opposition will get the required two hundred and twenty six most in the four hundred and fifty seat parliament. the opposition controls about one hundred and fifty cc and independents hold thirty five the governing party of regions has been losing support of its own members protests have been held daily in kyiv since president baked again until that backed away from an agreement that would have established fleet race and deep and political cooperation between ukraine and the eu. hundreds of protesters continue to rally in ukraine despite the freezing temperatures demonstrations have been held daily since ukrainian president viktor yanukovich this decision could get a deal to close its highest with the european union allow the president is defending his decision not to sign this deal the channel has a smile most discontinued in central kiev independence square on monday nights dinner includes the woodstock police force if they try to freak us out here in independence square peaceful protesters and we don't want any complex the st
the turbines of today... will power us all... into theuture. ♪ ♪ lou: the mayor elected ew york city today surprising a lot of people, naming bill bratton to be the city's next police commissioner, the 66-year-old bratton is a veteran law enforcement official who previously ran the nypd and resilient as demonstration and headed the police department's above los angeles and boston. a new poll from cnn showing support for stricter gun control is fading. just 49 percent now say they back restrictions to the second amendment down six points from the 55 percent who have said they back in control in january. but may be part of the reason that the new york mayor now michael bloomberg, you remember him, gun control group bears against illegal vans, surrendering extreme tactics to push can control. please take a look at their shocking new ad for portrayal of a potential school shooting nine days before the first anniversary of that age and connecticut school massacre. >> on december 14th we will have a moment of silence for newtown. but with 26 more schools shooting since that date, ask yourself, i
four years. >> people are not buying it. >> because the law passed, the president won re-election the supreme court upheld it and 1 million people showed up on the web site yesterday. 380,000 showed up before noon today. >> reporter: republicans insist the web site issues are just the tip of the iceberg. >> this bill is fundamentally flawed. it's causing people to lose the doctor of their choice, causing them to lose their health plan. if that isn't enough, they're having to pay much higher prices at the same time. >> reporter: now boehner's office noting tonight there was not a lot of air cover for the president today from congressional democrats. didn't have a lot of news conferences or anything like that. perhaps nervous about the politics of touting this health care law. but a white house official just told me it's only the first day of a three-week rollout, and the believe they'll have the support in the end. brett? >> any sense how much this is all going to cost the taxpayer? >> reporter: well, there's basically officials confirming tonight that they're looking at ways to he
passed, the president won re-election, a million people showed up on the website yesterday. guess what? 380,000 showed up before noon today. >> reporter: republicans insist the website issues are just the tip of the iceberg. >> this bill is fundamentally flawed. it's causing people to lose the doctor of their choice, causing them to lose their health plan. if that isn't enough, they're having to pay much higher prices at the same time. >> reporter: boehner's office noting tonight there was not a lot of air cover from conditioningal democrats, didn't have a lot of news conferences on capitol hill, perhaps near vows about touting the health care law. a white house official told me it's only the first day of a three-week campaign. they're confident the president will have the support in the end. lou? >> our first guest tonight is here to serve at least partly as a tutor for you and me. he says obama care is the biggest middle class entitlement ever conceived. he says beyond the flawed website, we need to stay focused on the fact that the health care law spends too much on the wrong people
their votes. >> toxin and proceed toxin parties have won elections since 2001. opponents deride his policies which favor the rural poor as a form of vote buying. his vision, however, has alarmed academics who see it as undemocratic. >> i think this is very unacceptable for those who study and whpractice what is called m democracy in tie land. because this proposal is limited to people that depend or agree with him. >> anti-government protesters have marched against the capital and clashed with police. the same tactics were used in 2010 except then, it was supporters of tachsin to prevent those parties from returning to power. the street procetests ended onl after the army moved in. the deputy prime minister had authorized the use of force. more than 90 people were killed and he is due to be formally charged with murder on december 12th for his role in the crackdown. while he says he is leading a fight against corruption, his record hasn't been clearly clean. he has been implicated in a land stand-off that forced the governme. >> as a politician of 35 years, he jokes about being the on the w
is very marked in the united states. is there a sense in washington this could become a big election issue? >> i think it could be. one thing the president did mention and white house officials have said is that this is sort of a preview of some of what he'll be talking about in the state of the union speech. not only today is, he's going to be talking about when he gives his state of the union address. that takes us into the midterm election cycle we're going to be seeing getting very, very fierce in the next several months. yes, you're going to hear the president talk about this more. we are dealing with divided government. i mean, they can't even avoid a government shutdown it seems at times. and by the way, that is also looming in the start of next year. and so to think that the republican house of representatives is going to hike the minimum wage, extend emergency unemployment benefits and do all of these other infrastructure and shakes enhance thements that the president would like to do, investments the president would like to do is not realistic at this point and the president is n
into negotiations after saying he would not sign the agreement until after that country's elections in sprin spring 2014. >>> two days after nelson mandela's death vigils and memorials continue to grow. tomorrow the country begins an official week of mourning of their late president. sir, throughout the night from their perspective. every time i've spoken to you over the past few years the crowds get louder. they get morse more celebrateor. >> yes, you can hear how many people are chanting, praise for the father of this nation. how he transformed the country and gave so many people, both black south africans and white south africans the opportunity to come through the modern world. there is really happiness. it's hard to describe it any other way. there is chanting. people are singing. there giving thanks. >> i would imagine there is pride. the funeral is more than a week away, nick. do we anticipate this type of energy and this type of crowds over the next several days as it transitions into an official time of mourning? >> reporter: i think i would.. they have no intention of going away. they hav
it decide the 1960 election. the chin chinese communist. and it was a big uproar. >> should obama convene a conference on this matter? >> why not? i don't know if it will help. what needs to be behind the conference is the credibility of the united states. >> should the united nations get a conference on it? >> somebody how is. i think the u.s. is asserting leadership and sending b52s there. the u.s. is keeping a lid on this. it comes back to iraq and afghanistan. these are the consequences. >> chinese claim these as sovereign territory. and they're not going to sit down with the united nations and it decided there. one of the other is going to wined up in control over them. >> not anytime soon. >> when we come back, the president goes populist. zçzçtó >>> it's a threat to the american dream, our way of life and what we stand for around the globe. eye child born in the top 20% has about a two and three chance at or near the tap. a child born in the bottom 20% has a less than one to 20 shot making it to the top. the child may never be able to escape that poverty because she lacks a dece
broadly in the 2014 midterm elections and in the 2016 presidential election and therefore, we see president obama going back to his political roots in trying to raise this as an issue for the nation to debate and consider. ? clarence, how do you see this playing into 2014. >> i thought it was an aspirational speech meaning one who sets goals to aspire to without giving you formula for getting there. it was an important pep talk for his base. he spoke at a liberal think tank and he's got a lot of people as he mentioned who, word of the white house came through there, the center for american progress and he's speaking to folks across the country especially in the wake of the whole meltdown of the obama care website. this gives him more of a positive message to give to democrats, and to a working class people certainly who have been suffering on the losing end of a rising income and equality. >> you pointed out, susan, that this is not unique to his campaign either for barack obama or period. it's been used before this income inequality theme. john edward his the two americas. most r
but perhaps not in identical circumstances. not when there was actually an elected government in place that he was asked to do something at the river a center in two thousand and six when the political upheavals here at the time he refused to do that saying that the king to protest at it in any way that he wished and that would be an overstepping of his charity said it does seem that for the time being at least the price will continue to distance itself from these current political upheavals nomar to lead a protest leader this is the pumps obama has vowed to continue the protests after the king's birthday celebration. are people reacting to this and what of aituation like they are now on the street. well today is a national holiday in thailand and it's a day reserved for revealing the moment and celebrating his but then it would be seen as highly disrespectful here for anyone to make any major political statements on eye popper my brief comment from c except that the bible were to resume tomorrow. nobody really is making any comment today will call for any announcements that the timing of the
is supported with jousting programs to win elections. if the issue of the unresolved them on the kings were it not likely to last long we'll be watching the situation as it develops it impacts us in new moon. academics in japan say the paddle it advises the government on nuclear power should change his priorities. the atomic energy commission has spent over fifteen years promoting the use of nuclear energy the academics say its members should focus on tackling problems the industry has created the experts say the commission should address a limited number of key challenges facing those challenges should include disposal of radioactive waste and helping government leaders decide how to deal with the crippled nuclear plant and for pushing up the city commission should also make sure nuclear technology is only used for peaceful purposes such as power generation and research the experts plan to finalize their recommendations next week. thousands of workers go inside japan's damage nuclear plant every day but the rarely gets a glimpse of what they do. nhk world you it still cuts a while went ins
train workers and volunteers who would conduct the first multiracial elections in south africa. he was authentic. he was a giant. you know, when you were around him, you felt very special. he was joyful. he had a sense of humor, but there was this dignity about him, this strength about him. i will always remember his grace and his courage. >> and to donna's point, john, i want to bring you in. she talks about him being a giant. .headlines, these are one of the days you are looking at the headlines. "usa today" saying the death of a giant. you were there when nelson mandela was inaugurated in 1994. you've also covered many world events but you will never forget that moment. why? >> professionally it was the most powerful thing i've ever seen in my life. i say professionally because i carve out a special spot for my children. if you think of the day of inauguration, u.s. vice president al gore led the delegation. the ceremony was outside in what they call the union building, parliament building. it was the most dramatic, powerful moment of south african military brass, white generals
after declaring independence from yugoslavia in 1992. the documents depict a newly elected president eager to address the intensifying conflict which showed no signs of resolution. in 1995, the clinton administration's international leadership led to the dayton accord which ended fighting in the region. the second story is one of intelligence support. in june 1992, the cia created the dci balkan task force to coordinate intelligence support to the policymakers on the rapidly growing balkan conflict. the clinton administration informed by the balkan task force charted a strategic policy melding humanitarian aid, economic sanctions, force and diplomacy. but the path to peace as these documents will make clear was treacherous and the administration relied on accurate intelligence to make difficult choices. the last story is the uniqueness of the documents themselves. this collection represents only a portion of the documents concerning the bosnian war. it is the youngest collection ever released in the 20 year existence of the cia's historical review program. now, before it gives our fi
where the city is once again reliving the aftermath of hurricane cat trka jury election has begun in the retrial of david warn, a police officer. he was convicted of shooting a man to death days after the storm, but a federal judge overturned his conviction saying he was unfairly tried. al jazeera, ben lemoiny joins us. ben, what can you tell us about this new trial a, and how will be different from the first? >> well, tony, the main reason it's going to be different, the main way it's going to be different is in the first trial, there were three defendants, three new orleans police officers. and an appellate court overruled that ruling last year saying essentially that officer, former new orleans police officer, david warren, should not have been tried with the other officers because the focus in that case was essentially on the alleged coverup of the killing rather than the killing, itself. this trial stands to be more based on the actual evidence, the actual things that went in to the circumstances surrounding this shooting. so, once again, we are going to have a family going t
. he continued to win elections easily. yingluck has inherited his policies. anti-thaksin groups accused him of pork barrelling. observers are watching to see how a birthday on thursday affects the protests. the king enjoys the overwhelming respect of the public. protest leaders say he wants to resolve the political turmoil before then. as the king's birthday and insi and southeast asia every week day live from bangkok only on nhk "newsline." >>> global representatives are gathering once again to talk free trade. uko? >> as you say, gene, they are meeting up again, but more and more countries are opting for bilateral trade and they are not giving up, though, top trade officials from 159 nations and territories have gathered on the indonesian island of bali. the negotiators are attending a four-day biannual ministerial session of the world trade organization, attempting to save the deadlock around free trade talks. indonesian president attended the opening ceremony. he said the delegates need to show a strong political will to make progress. >> must find more flexibility for the g
's reflecting poorly in the polls. there is an election coming up for every member of the house of representatives. next year there is a third up for grabs in the senate the centecenter for american progres guaranteeing that the president's message will be amplified at the people it's aimed at. a theme that the president has concentrated on throughout the course of his speeches. echoing themes from a hundred years prior that theater roosevelt hit on. he spoke to a number of key con sit sent groups. women talking about equal wages in the work group. nondiscrimination against gays in the workplace. he talked about the affordable care act and called it a powerful piece of legislation for those in the lower rungs of the economic ladder. let's go to with a more the president has to say. >> the idea that a child will never be able to escape poverty because she lacks the healthcare. it should offend all of us and compel us to action. we are a better country than this. let me repeat. the combined trend of increased inequality and decreasing mobility pose a fundamental threat to the ame
're seeing people coming out like mary landrieu, who is up in a tough re-election this next year, and after a month of saying, well, we need to fix this, now she's out saying, i would vote for this law again. so they're going to try to make this an asset. >> what are the markers we should be looking for here in the coming weeks to come, whether or not this thing is actually gaining more momentum and is working like the white house says? >> one thing is that they've refused to say how severe the back end problems are. they said they've fixed the problems but they won't say how much -- how many problems there were to begin with. >> so it's still a black box. >> right. you can't just trust anything that comes out of the health and human services administration. so once they start revealing more information, we're seeing this week where there's a surge of enrollment. when they start to be more transparent, that will be a sign things are better. i don't think that's going to happen. >> is the white house going to tough this out, march on, declir victory no matter what happened and just make sure
campaign. four people pleaded guilty to running a shadow campaign that helped him get elected. gray, though, is not facing any charges. >> our record speaks for itself. look at the fiscal stability, education, the way people are getting back to work. >> some of gray's opponents are already criticizing him for running again. tommy wells says the mayor doesn't deserve a second chance because he ran a corrupt campaign. >> and new, vice president joe biden is taking a stance against china's air defense zone. earlier today he held a press conference. biden told the u.s. he is deeply concerned about china's attempt to change the status quo in the east china sea. china wants all aircraft entering airspace over water around its land to notify authorities before hand. the u.s., gentleman want and other allies refuse to recognize. this is expected to dominate conversation when biden travels to beijing tomorrow. >>> and right now secretary of state john kerry is meeting with nato diplomats. they want to persuade afghan leaders to keep international forces inning of beyond 2014. that would include u.s.
to show the world. >> in iran we have political elections, popular elections, and the people choose governments. they chose mahmoud ahmadinejad years ago and they chose a different path this time around. that provided an historic opportunity to us and the west to address this issue. we are not talking about sanctions. the effect on sanctions have been two fold. when sanctions started iran has less than 200 centrifuges, we have 1900. the met product the 18,800 centrifuges that has been added to the stock. centrifuges, so anxiouses have utterly failed in that regard. it seems the west is taking advantage of that opportunity. we have a new government in iran with a different approach to foreign policy. they have not changed. we will insist on our rights. we will not negotiate or compromise on the rights of our people. we believe this can be addressed through constructive engagement. the window of opportunity is limited. >> israel is not impressed from comments from the iranian foreign minister. there's no shortage of finger pointing between the two countries. reaction from jerusalem, f
is there for us. why can't n.a.t.o. wait for a signature until after the april elections as hamid karzai wants? >> basically because n.a.t.o. says it would be too late to do that. they need a degree of certainty. they are pressing on hamid karzai to sign the agreement because he has agreed to it in principal with talks with secretary of state john kerry. there are budgetary cycles, planning cycles. you can't switch on and off military trainers. they need a degree of certainty for this to happen. if we don't get the signature on that the zero option will have to be on the table and that is an option where the troops will have to be pulled out. it's an option at this point, nout one they are afraid of threatening, if hamid karzai does not sign the agreement. john kerry described it as needing the best transition possible. and in order to do that they need months of transitioning. it's not good enough to leave it until april. >> in ukraine, the government demonstrations in kiev have been addressed at the summit in brussels, how surprising was the level of condemnation by n.a.t.o., and the secreta
elections. listen to how the president framed the debate over extending unemployment benefits during his speech. here's what the president had to say. >> christmastime is no time for congress to tell more than one million americans that they have lost their unemployment insurance, which is what will happen if congress does not act before they leave on their holiday vacation. >> so sort of painting republicans as ebenezer scrooge there, wolf. then the other thing you heard and you mentioned this as you were tossing it out to me, the president did offer again another stout defense of obama care. he said that republicans owe it to americans to say not just what they're against but what they're for, and on that front, wolf, we should also mention that i an source familiar with enrollment numbers did confirm to cnn within the last couple hours that they enrolled 29,000 people in the first two days since december 1st when the website was supposed to be working for the vast majority of people. 29,000 people. that's more than the number of people that enrolled in october. it's an indication the
news if you happen to be a democrat who's running for office in the next two election cycles. now, our expectation is that in time they will eventually be able to operate a website. it would be unfathomable that at some point they would not be able to figure out how to operate a website. what mr. plouffe was talking about there and the significance that the disruption that's underneath. remember, the website is just how people try to buy insurance. but the disruption that's underneath, which is the people losing insurance, and then those who manage to make it through to try to purchase insurance through the website, the high premiums that they find, the difficulties that they find, that is an enormous problem for democrats and for the white house or for a former top adviser to the president to be saying in public, yeah, the next two election cycles are going to be a little rough, but on the other side the president's legacy is secure, that's pretty slim solace. >> what about this deadline now. we're already on december 2nd today. isn't there going to be mass chaos for people trying to
in america who's worked harder for his re-election or supported this bill or went out of his way to explain the bill to the american people more than idi >> that's president wolf, on health reform, obama care, and what he said, you know, created a lot of controversy. >> yeah. he obviously does support the president. hillary clinton, as you and all of our viewers know is the overwhelming democti favorite president in2016ingor what does the former president say about his wife and 2016? >> he is saying he doesn't know if she's going to run or not. >> is mrs. clinton running for president? >> i don't know. and i think and she believes that the country should spend at least another year working very hard on the problems we have. we w haveery serious challenges in america. and we have responsibilities around the world. i think it's a big mistake, you know, this constanten four-year campaign is not good for america. we nee to deal with the business we have before us. >> wolf, i did ask him ask the former president what he thought of vice president biden as a possible president in 20716. he says he
to wait for the next election. i caught up with one of the >> ( translated ): normally, we give them power for four years, but they've used it in the wrong way. they're corrupt so the people want the power back. >> reporter: the decision by the police to dismantle the barricades has come as a surprise. they'd spent days defending key government ministries, so i asked them why? >> ( translated ): we did this so we could talk to each other and reduce tensions, but we are not going to let the protestors do whatever they like. this decision was made to avoid further confrontation. >> reporter: for the country's prime minister, yingluck shinawatra, a small measure of relief is expected. with the nation now preparing for the thai king's birthday on thursday, she's asked people to use the time to brainstorm. but the leaders of this protest, as well as their followers, are in no mood to negotiate. we watched at the ministry of finance, which they've occupied for several weeks, as volunteers were trained to resist and besiege. they are organized and committed to their cause, and they seem increasin
the administration now has delayed the enrollment. they say they and paneleded it until after the 2014 elections. next year people will pay much higher prices than this year. so i think long term, we submitted a plan. the president talks about a plan that he is open to plans women submitted a plan. myself, paul ryan, senator co-bush, we introduced a bill before it was introduced. >> one of the things that i think is pretty cool about this booking, i'm not just saying this. you are two of the most candid people on capitol hill and that says a lot. a lot of candid people up there. so let's just assume for the sake of argument that what you say is true and that you're going to keep believing that what you believe. but you're also a practical politician. you know in your heart of hearts that nothing is going to change as long as the president is in office, right if. >> i take president at his word. the president says we have good ideas. we single him a letter four years ago. that deal is still there. we could take our plan, let people sign up for the republican plan. let people sign up for his plan.
anybody in america who's worked harder for his re-election or supported this bill or went out of his way to explain the bill to the american people more than i did. >> so mr. clinton says he does not know whether his wife will run for president. and adds that he would support joe biden as a 2016 presidential nominee if he got the nomination. he'll support any democratic nomination. >>> notre dame is suing over obama care birth control mandates. they're doing this again. the university filed a fresh lawsuit opposing insurance for student and employees saying it goes against the teachings of catholic church. the affordable care act does make exceptions for religious institutions. so this new lawsuit seeks an expanded exception for schools and universities as well. >>> the house has passed a ten-year extension of the 25-year-old ban on plastic guns that can pass metal detectors and x-ray machines. new york senator charles schumer calls the extension better than nothing, but not by much. he plans to pass a tougher bill on monday, the day the classic gun band is set to expire. >>> vice presid
, millennials were the outliers, one of two significant groups that helped elect the president and re-elect him in 2012. up until the last year or so, they've been outliars. over the course of our last two surveys they've actually fallen quite neatly with the rest of america, looking a lot like their older brothers and sisters. we've seen that frankly that the president's approval rating has decreased by about 11 points across-the-board over the last year. significantly 15 points among women, 9 points among men. even among-- approval under 50%. >> and what do they say about the congress which we know is also seeing its approval ratings drop? >> unfortunately, those numbers are bad and getting worse. democrats in congress continue to fall and republicans in congress only 19% of all,-- of young americans under the age of 230 believe they're doing a good job or approve of the job that they're doing in washington d.c. so as bad of a day this might be for the president and those who care about the affordable care act, it's not any better for republicans in congress. >> woodruff: john, finally, i wan
poet. in october, he published the second election of his works. this is one of his poems. >> an old dog faithfully ploding at his master's side. growing old together. >> reporter: this poem celebrates spending your life together with someone you care for deeply. in another haiku, he expresses his sorrow for the victims of the great east japan earthquake. >> the three disasters. storms turn into a soft wind. a new, humane wind. >> you can only read haikus when you have some serenity in yourself, and then you come to haikus. but at the same time, writing haikus makes you more serene. >> reporter: it was really him who translate d his haiku into japanese. these days hue caikus are writtn over 70 countries. the basic rules are fixed. the poems are written on three separate lines, and they should give a sense of the seasons. >> translator: haiku are short, but they're perfect for modern life. they feature literary elements. they leave a fresh impression. >> reporter: a growing number of people in belgium are writing haiku poetry. last april a special haiku mailbox was sent to belgium. it
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mary landrieu saying -- >> senator from louisiana. >> yes, in a tough re-election this next year. and after a month of saying, well, we need to fix this, now she's out saying i would vote for this law again. here's the good things that are there. so they are going to try to make this an asset. >> what are the markers, joe, that we should be being looking for in the coming weeks to come, whether or not this thing is actually gaining more momentum or working like the white house says? >> well, one thing is that they've refused to say how severe the back end problems are. they've said they've fixed 80% of the problems but they won't say how many problems they are worth to begin with. >> and a black box? >> right. you just can't trust anything that comes out of the health and human services administration. so once they start revealing more information, you know, we've seen these leaps this week about a surge of enrollment. when they start to be more transparent, that will be a sign that things are getting better. i don't think that's going to happen. >> dan, do you see any sign that
the republicans fear more in a general election? >> i think hillary clinton is ultimately the more formidable democratic nominee. joe biden is widely seen as a democrat who does well with white working class voters. that's one reason why he was seen as a big asset to the obama ticket. that's one reason why he might, you know, prove relatively successful. but ultimately hillary clinton is someone to the surprise of some republicans who has a lot of appeal with women, particularly mod raterate and low-income women including some women who are republicans. hillary clinton has surprising crossover appeal. i'm not sure joe biden has the same crossover appeal particularly because he's been, frankly, so gaffe prone. >> juan carlos also asked the former president about comments he made saying that the current president, president obama, should honor his commitment to make sure if you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan. there seemed to be a little tension at the time. this is how he explained what he said. >> i said nothing about this. not one word until the president, hims
or not. >> we'll all be high for that election. >> i'm surprised he was at all defensive about it. let it go. >> one last thing, i want to bring in the sound from vice president cheney asked about this feud between his daughters, listen. >> we, you know, we are surprised when there was an attack launched against liz on facebook. it was always launched in the family because that is our preference. >> doesn't he sound like the godfather. we like to deal with it it in the family. this is clearly embarrassing for him. he is to the left of liz cheney on gay marriage. >> the attacks were -- >> he supports mary on the issue, but -- >> you know -- >> politics is the business we have chosen. >> another godfather reference, i appreciate it. coming up next, a frat house in the heart of capitol hill. the guys living in it are some of the most powerful members of congress. plus, not a new album in 20 years. ♪ ♪ stacy's mom has got it goin' on ♪ ♪ stacy's mom has got it goin' on ♪ ♪ stacy's mom has got it goin' on ♪ [ male announcer ] the beautifully practical and practically beautiful
. >> reporter: and with some of the young people who helped elect him now appearing to bail on him, the president later dropped by a youth summit at the white house and practically begged the young and healthy folks to sign up for his health care law. >> and that's why i'm here, because i need your help. >> reporter: top republicans fired back today the president has now had five years in office. so if americans are feeling insecure about cancelled health plans and stagnant wages, they should blame him. >> when will they learn to say yes to common ground? when will they start listening to the american people? >> reporter: the president may also need to start listening to the millennials beyond just today's summit, where he suggested if all else fails, serve some alcohol to get young folks to sign up. >> if you're a bartender, have a happy hour. and also probably get health insurance because a lot of bar terns don't have it. >> reporter: a harvard university poll among 18 to 29-year-olds, 56% disapprove of the affordable care act, 39% approve. white house officials are touting a nat
particularly because of the shutdown and how that hurt republicans. and it's an election year in 2014, republicans want to talk about obama care, they want to talk about other issues. they think they can beat up on obama and the democrats and don't want to get bogged down by shutdowns and debt limit fights. there's no reason to think stocks are too high because washington's going to kill everything. >> and maybe it was set so low because it was on the floor. >> you can't go much lower than they are. they can clear the bar for expectations which is no shut down. and maybe get the approval ratings in the 10% range, double digits at some point. >> one of the things we've been watching is what the fed's going to do next. how much do you think the fed has been responsible for this. and if the tapering begins, is that really something that takes the steam out of the market? not if it's just based on valuations like you've been talking. >> i have not been of the view that fed-driven liquidity is the sole support under the market. we touched on it a few minutes ago, there are many traditional
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